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2 June 2020

The evolution of co-seismic landslides: the 2005 Kashmir earthquake

A new study (Shafique 2020) published in the journal Geomorphology shows that landslide activity remained high for at least 13 years after the Kashmir earthquake

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4 March 2019

Thanpal, Kashmir: three videos of the same massive rock slope failure

Three videos have been posted on Youtube showing a very large, very dramatic rockslope failure near to Thanpal Dam in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir.

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9 February 2010

Problems at the Hattian Bala landslide dam in Pakistan

The largest landslide in the 2005 Kashmir earthquake occurred at Hattian, 25 km or so from Muzaffarabad: My colleagues and I wrote a paper on this landslide a few years ago (you can download the pdf here). It was notable for the fact that it blocked the valley – in the aftermath the Pakistan Army built a spillway to ensure that uncontrolled overtopping did not occur. The landslide has been …

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26 November 2009

The damage caused by landslides during earthquakes

Below is the presentation file of the keynote lecture that I gave today at the Chilean Geological Congress in Santiago. I have removed a few of the figures as they have not yet been published. You should be able to download and to view the file below: Damage caused by earthquake landslides http://www.authorstream.com/player/player.swf?p=278331_633948356710621250 See more presentations by Dr_Dave | Upload your own PowerPoint presentations The powerpoint file is hosted on Authorstream, which …

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8 October 2008

8th October 2008 – two important dates

The third anniversary of the Kashmir EarthquakeToday is the third anniversary of the Kashmir earthquake disaster, in which over 79,000 people were killed. Of these, about a third (i.e. about 26,000) were killed either directly or indirectly by landslides. To mark the occasion, the images below, which I took in January 2006, show some of the slope failures that occurred. Whilst Pakistan has undoubtedly put a great deal of effort …

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